I don’t care that Trip is paranoid and self-destructive. Shran’s character is derailed by resentment toward Archer so the writer can make Archer look better and the writer really goes overboard trying to make Archer sensitive and vulnerable. Loads of characters are psychotic thugs so you don’t care that they are low, unloved and lonely. There is no moral discovery or legitimate alarm or moral interrogation.
The fact that TPTB make Archer their creator’s pet and cover him in purported glory and make everyone else unenlightened and send them on a shame march is not a sign of confidence in Archer’s merits. Hot button social issues du jour are also crudely shoe-horned in. I felt no emotional investment in this.